Karl Straub Yoga
Sanctuary Zürich. Practice for Life.
Sanctuary Zürich. Practice for Life.

Yoga Retreat at Felsentor / Mt. Rigi Switzerland

April 4-10, 2022
Best all-inclusive price in Switzerland! Jivamukti Yoga, Zen meditation, vegetarian meals, incredible views. My 12th retreat at this amazing venue. The retreat is open and happening!

For your peace of mind, I offer a special COVID guarantee: in case of government imposed closure (for example covid lockdown), all payments are fully refundable or held on account for full credit at a future retreat. No risk.

You gotta see it to believe it. Your heart may skip a beat when you behold the incredible view over Lake Lucerne – even from the dining tables!  A very low price includes yoga program, clean cosy room, and full-board with delicious chef-prepared vegetarian and vegan meals! Best retreat value in Switzerland. 

April 4-10, 2022  ➜ REGISTER 

6 nights, 7 days
price per person,
CHF 1095.-  shared dorm in Zendo.
CHF 1295.-  double room
CHF 1485.-  single room (limited availability)

Price includes program tuition, room and full board.  Price is approximate, and may be slightly different due to possible small updates from time to time in Felsentor`s room & board rates. Travel is not included.

This amazing place draws guests from around the world, and number of guests is limited this year (for covid safety reasons) to 14 plus teacher, so register early to ensure your place.

Our guests also get a 50% discount on the incredible historic Rigi Bahn, the beautiful historic train that spirits you up the side of Mt. Rigi to our retreat destination. This is a retreat that you will never forget.

Live in balance with nature at Felsentor. Recharge in this beautiful place high up on car-free Rigi mountain, surrounded by nature with majestic views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps. We start each day silently with the dawn and tea, just the sound of wind in the pines, then we walk a few steps to the beautiful Zendo for sitting and walking meditation.  Our typical day includes twice daily meditation, 90 minutes yoga class, and 90 minutes Thai bodywork class (give & receive), and 3 x daily delicious vegan meals! 
 
One of Felsentor`s treasures is its lush and quiet location. We benefit from this healing and restorative opportunity by keeping silence each day from dawn until lunchtime, and again after dinner. Don`t worry, you can let your hair down in the afternoons because there is ample free time for you to hike, nap, or relax with a book (Felsentor has a wonderful cosy library) and talk with your new friends. 
 
All the rooms at Felsentor are lovely with clean wood floors, comfortable beds, and fine details. The entire place is so clean and polished the building itself seems to glow. In addition to the beautiful lodge and dining hall, there is a lovely outdoor cafe, stunning views, and a gorgeous Zen temple for our group yoga, meditation, and Thai bodywork. Enjoy this week of rejuvenation, an investment in wellness. 
 
Daily Schedule 
Arrive: first day after 3:00 PM, first group activity is dinner 6:00 pm. Depart: final day around noon.

 

6:00 wake up, tea
7:00-7:45 meditation
8:00  breakfast (Silent)
9:00-10:00 Samu (meditative work, gardening/kitchen/cleaning/etc.)
10:15-11:45 vinyasa yoga class
12:30 lunch
–free time to read, journal, hike, nap, visit Rigi Kaltbad thermal baths (optional)
16:15 gentle and restorative yoga
18:00 dinner
20:00 meditation
20.30-21.30 evening program or free time
21:30 mauna (sacred silence)
22:00 (approx) bedtime

TRAVEL:
The journey is part of the experience. Some great views along the way.
If you will be traveling by air or train, here are details to help your planning. Zürich airport has a convenient train station directly at the airport (no taxi needed). Purchase electronic train tickets online here: sbb.ch (within 30 days of travel date), or buy your ticket at the station (automated ticket machine or ticket office) before boarding the train.
 
Suggested journey details: For the most scenic route, I recommend you search sbb.ch for connections like this:

 

From: <your preferred starting point>, To: Vitznau, Via: Lucerne.  
EXAMPLE—> From: Zürich Airport; To: Vitznau; Via: Lucerne

This will produce a list of possible itineraries. Choose one with code “BAT” (code for BOAT).

When you exit the ship at Vitznau you are at the foot of the mountain, Rigi. Very close to the ship station you will find the historic Rigi Bahn. It is a funicular (special cogwheel train that travels a steep track up Rigi). Go to the ticket window and tell them you are part of our group staying at Felsentor. The ticket agent will give you 50% discount on your round-trip Rigibahn ticket (under CHF 40). You can pay with card or cash.
As you ascend the mountain on the Rigi Bahn the views are exciting, so you must listen closely to the station announcements. Do not miss your stop which is Romiti/Felsentor.  Now you follow the trail to the West (that is to your right if you stand facing downhil toward the lake). Follow the trail 10-15 minutes to the retreat.
The retreat is a 10 minute hike along an alpine trail away from all motor sounds. No cars, no trains, only the sounds of nature.
Plan to arrive at Felsentor between 3pm and 6pm. Please inform info@felsentor.ch if you plan to arrive later.
More about the Rigi-Bahn: www.RIGI.ch -or- +41 (0)41 399 87 42.
See you there!

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PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

1) Tuition is 475 CHF per person.
To hold your space pay 225 CHF tuition deposit per person (non-refundable) within 7 days of your registration. Full tuition is due not later than 60 days before the retreat. 

 

TUITION PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
 
bank transfer to:
Karl Straub Yoga / Seestrasse 106 / 8703 Erlenbach Switzerland
IBAN CH31 0900 0000 2564 8320 5
BIC POFICHBEXXX
account number: 2564 8320 5
Bank Name and Address:
Post Finance, Seefeldstrasse 128, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Or pay by Paypal to: karl@karlstraub.com
 
2) Room & Board: You will receive an invoice directly from Felsentor about two weeks before the retreat for room and board. The amount depends on your room type.
 
ROOM ASSIGNMENTS
All rooms are clean and quiet with lovely views of forest, gardens, or lake. Rooms are assigned in advance according to the date of registration. Guests may not choose specific rooms. We kindly ask that you accept your assigned room without troubling the staff with requests for changes. Covid safety considerations apply to some room categories, and details will be explained in communications from Felsentor.

ARRIVAL / CHECKIN TIME Check-in from 3:30pm, not earlier. First activity is dinner 6 or 6:30pm (exact time will be announced at check in). Checkout time: last day after lunch, about 1:00pm

EARLY DEPARTURE
You are welcome to leave early if needed. Just keep us informed. Please be advised we cannot offer partial refunds for unused days or meals.

MEALS
All meals are provided, included in the price. Meals are chef-prepared and vegetarian, and some dishes may include egg and dairy. Special dietary needs can be considered only to a limited extent, and only by advance arrangement at least two weeks before the retreat to: info@felsentor.ch

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Yoga mat, warm clothing, sturdy walking shoes or boots and a flashlight (torch). The 15 minute walk from the Romiti train station to Felsentor is unpaved, steep, and not suitable for luggage with wheels. We suggest bringing a backpack or duffel bag with shoulder strap. For meditation, comfortable clothing in muted colors. House shoes and work clothing will also come in handy.

WHAT IS PROVIDED
The retreat provides you with towel and bed sheets, yoga mats, blocks, and straps. However you might like to bring your own mat. ; )

WORK AS A MEDITATIVE PRACTICE
Approximately 1 hour of work per day in the house or garden is an integral part of our courses.

FITNESS
For the participants of all events at Felsentor, physical and mental health is presupposed. Our courses are not intended as a substitute for any necessary medical or psychiatric treatment.

PETS
No pets allowed at the retreat. We love animals, however the retreat center cannot accommodate pets.

CANCELLATION POLICY
In the event that a course must be cancelled for any reason, including illness on the part of the course leader, we will refund all fees already paid by the course participants. Other miscellaneous expenses (i.e. train or airline tickets) cannot be reimbursed. The courses are (with a few exceptions) offered only as a complete unit. Course fee reductions or reimbursements for late arrival or early departures are not possible. If a participant cancels their registration at least 30 days in advance, a partial tuition refund is possible (less the CHF 225 deposit). Cancellations later than that no refund is possible. 

COVID special guarantee: in case of government imposed closure (for example covid lockdown), all payments are fully refundable or held on account for full credit at a future retreat.

CONTACTS
Karl Straub (retreat activity leader): karl@karlstraub.com
Felsentor Retreat Center: info@felsentor.ch
Felsentor telephone +41 (0)41 397 17 76.
Felsentor website: www.felsentor.ch

Thank you! See you at the retreat!